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Mark Wilson BSc Tech CEng FIChemE
Huntsman Tioxide Process Safety, Technology and Projects Senior Manager
Mike helped me review and formulate the Process Safety Improvement plan for our Top Tier COMAH Titanium Dioxide Site. He provides a wealth of practical PSM knowledge as well as a sound technical understanding of the subject and its associated legislation. The plan achieved Corporate approval and financial support.
Owner and Director
Middleton Wissett Risk Consulting Ltd.November 2013 – Current
January 2017 to current
July 2014 – December 2016: Global Division Head of HSE, Power Sector
I took up a SHE Improvement Project lead role, based in Zurich reporting to the Division President. This role led to me becoming Global Head of HSE for 2 “Power” divisions which were later restructured. During this time, I was responsible for SHE improvement in manufacturing and construction activities in over 60 countries – recognising the cultural differences and safety maturity differences in these areas. My key areas of activity included;
November 2013 – July 2014: Project EHSS Manager
I led the pre-sanction EHSS aspects of a major Petrochemical project on Teesside. My responsibilities were:
Process Safety Manager & Director
Cristal Pigment UK Ltd, StallingboroughJan 2011 to October 2013
I was recruited to head up a new Process Safety Department following a fatal accident on Site. My key responsibilities included:
I also supported the development of Cristal’s global Process Safety systems, ensuring the good practices and learnings from Stallingborough were incorporated globally.
I represented Cristal on various industry working parties and was the Chemical Industries Association representative on the joint Industry / Regulator COMAH Remodelling working party.
I became a Company Director and Trustee of the company’s Pension scheme in 2012.
EHSS Improvement Manager
Huntsman Petrochemicals / SABIC UK PetrochemicalsJuly 1999 – Jan 2011
My key areas of work included:
I also represented the Chemical Industries Association on the Buncefield Standards Task Force WG3, which looked more closely at Human Factors aspects associated with the Fuels Storage sector. I continued this role within the subsequent Process Safety Leadership Group WG1.
ICI Teesside Utilities / North Tees SiteAug 1997 – July 1999
Managed the interface with the Regulatory Authorities including preparing the defence for 2 prosecutions by the Environment Agency for previous incidents.
Updated Business SHE Management Procedures to align with ICI Teesside Operations requirements
ICI Melinar, WiltonJan 1996 - July 1997
Selection, training and management of a new operations team to commission and operate the plant.
Established the safe work control system for the safe transition from a construction site to an operating chemical plant.
Established the SHE / operating systems on the plant prior to start up to ensure compliance with legal and company standards
ICI Melinar, WiltonDec 1992 - Dec 1995
Delivery of significant organisational change including introduction of a structure to allow development within the shift team, introduction of cross-team process flexibilities and multi-skilling into the team.
ICI Phenol, BillinghamFeb 1992 - Nov 1992
Maintained standards of safety in operations during the 6-month period of uncertainty prior to closure. Managed the closure and initial destocking / decontamination of the plant and successfully redeployed the operating team from the plant.
Technical Development Manager / Technical Plant Manager
ICI Cyanides, BillinghamJuly 1989 - Jan 1992
Day to-day plant technical support and improvement projects including dust extraction system for the solid cyanide compaction building, and conversion of a batch process to continuous operation
Project Engineer / Plant Engineer
Fine Organics Ltd, Seal Sands, TeessideOct 1984 – July 1989
Development of a brown-field Site for toll production of organic intermediates including process design, project management, construction supervision, and commissioning. Following start up I became responsible for maintenance and plant modification for new projects / processes brought onto my unit.
About Mike Wood
Mike is an experienced HSE leader with over 30 years’ experience in operations and HSE management within the high-hazard chemical and petrochemical industries, coupled with more recent global HSE leadership within the power sector. his experience allows him to operate in strategic, tactical or operational environments addressing all aspects of HSE leadership, management, performance and improvement. His principal areas of expertise include developing (process) safety management systems and assessing current local arrangements. Mike also has considerable experience of the influence of Human Factors in HSE performance, management of HSE in Projects, incident investigation, and has operated several Behavioural Safety programs.
Health & Safety
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UK & Worldwide